If there was a handbook for how to become a successful fraudster, the first sentence of the first chapter would go something like this: “Go where the money is.”

Perhaps that’s why, in the midst of the seemingly never-ending stream of headlines about data breaches, account takeovers, stolen credit cards and online fraud, the notion of “check fraud” seems something of an outlier for the up-and-coming fraudster looking to make a decent living.

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